Jess over at Run With Jess (another one of my favorite blogs) posted the Pick Twelve Challenge on her Facebook page to honor the special date of 12/12/12. You had to pick from the following: Run 12 miles, Run 12K, Bike 12 miles, or Bike 12K.
Since I wasn't ready for a 12 mile run, just yet, I opted for the 12K run. I headed to the Y and hopped on the treadmill and got it done! I think it is my longest treadmill run so far. I had my music turned up and got in the grove pretty quickly and it felt really good.
|It was strange running with the treadmill set to kilometers instead of miles.|
Half Marathon training will officially be starting in a couple of weeks.So getting this run done on the treadmill has boosted my confidence. I know I will be able to get all my long training runs in this winter no matter what the weather is like. In the past I have had a love/hate relationship with the treadmill... we are working on it and I think we will get through it!
The other thing that I did today to honor 12/12/12 was take a picture of 12 running items for the Moms RUN This Town 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. There is still time to participate so go check it out.
|My 12 essential running items|
What did you do today to honor 12/12/12?
If you are a runner- what are your 12 items that you can't run without? I love my Saucony running shoes! If I am running outside I have to have my visor and sunglasses. I also can't run without gum. I know it is weird but I also know I am not alone... there are others of us out there! Another running item that I have fallen in love with is Body Glide. This is important in all runs (today I learned that I didn't use enough- ouch... that shower hurt!!). Also important are the right running socks, sports bra, shorts, and running tank. I am a little OCD and have to have my MotoActv to help me keep track of my miles and time. I don't know that I would do well running "naked". My iPod and water bottle round out my 12 items.
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